Coyo Taco is located in the heart of Wynwood at 2300 NW 2nd. Avenue. In is in between Panther Coffee and Freshii. There was a lineup outside the door so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

You wait in line, you place your order, you pay and they give you a number. You take your place at a communal table either inside or outside.  This can be tricky as there is not too much seating but there are a lot of hungry customers. I say divide and conquer. One person should hold a spot and the other can do the ordering. When your food is ready they bring it to you. There is a condiment table where you can sample many different sauces and salsas. I can see this getting very messy and busy as the place is small.

The menu is taco forward but they also offer burritos, quesadillas, and organic salads. The prices of tacos are reasonable. You can even convert any taco to a burrito or salad bowl for $10. Some of the taco fillings are shrimp, pork, chicken (done many ways), fish, beef, vegetable, octopus, and even quinoa. You can get sides of guacamole for an additional $3, or try black beans, or a corn on the cob with chipotle aioli and cotija (a cheese). I took a picture of someone enjoying her corn.

You get 3 tacos per order and they run from $6-9. They are on the small side if you have a hearty appetite.

Coyo Taco prides itself in authentic recipes and using farm fresh ingredients. The meats and seafoods are locally sourced. They make up to 1,000 tacos per day and all the tortillas are made in-house. They serve $7 margaritas, but I am not sure if they are any good. I am told there is a hidden bar in the back. There is said to be 100 brands of tequila.

This was all a little too assembly line-style for me, but it is an interesting concept. Have I had better tacos? Yes, but Coyo Taco handcrafts everything on site. It’s like getting street-style tacos as a fast food. You see everything prepared in front of you. Located in a cool, hip neighbourhood, if you are friendly you can meet some interesting people at your communal table. With a reasonably priced menu, it’s a good option for a casual meal in Wynwood.

Come for the food and stay for the art.

Recommend.

Shanea

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